Panasonic and Leica are working together on a new Micro Four Thirds lens and they will launch the product in the near future.
Leica-branded Micro Four Thirds lenses are nothing new. The Germany-based manufacturer is already offering two options for MFT adopters. However, the partnership may continue with the introduction of a new product anytime soon.
Panasonic to announce new Leica Micro Four Thirds lens in the near future
Sources from Japan are reporting that Panasonic is preparing to announce a Leica-branded MFT optic. The focal length is currently unknown and so are its specifications.
Even though the details are rather scarce, it appears that the lens might be unveiled along with the new Lumix GX7, which should be revealed on August 1.
If the new Leica Micro Four Thirds lens is not coming during the August 1 event, then it will definitely be launched over the following weeks.
Ultra-compact high quality mirroless camera by Panasonic is in the works, too
Panasonic has even more surprises in tow. It is rumored that an ultra-compact high quality mirrorless camera might be introduced shortly after the Leica MFT lens and the Lumix GX7 camera.
Its technical details are unknown, too, but we might be looking at a high-end compact camera with a fixed lens. Unfortunately, this fresh rumor raises a lot more questions than it answers.
The good thing is that everything will happen soon, therefore people who want to buy a new shooter will not be forced to wait for too long to make their choice.
Panasonic GX7’s built-in image stabilization will not work during video recording
In the meantime, more Panasonic GX7 details have been leaked on the web. It is said that the Micro Four Thirds system will not be capable of using its built-in image stabilization technology while recording videos.
This could be a downside as MFT fans have been promised a camera with extended video capabilities. Like usual, the truth will be heard during the official announcement, which will happen very soon.
Moreover, the quality of the images is the same or better than the one found in high-end APS-C cameras. As stated above, tune in on August 1 to get all the details from Panasonic itself.